After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present

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Authors

Declan Kiberd

Year 2018
Pages 560
Publisher Harvard University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780674976566
File Size 3.14 MB
File Format EPUB
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Ireland is suffering from a crisis of authority. Catholic Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken the Irish people’s faith in their institutions and thrown the nation’s struggle for independence into question. While Declan Kiberd explores how political failures and economic globalization have eroded Irish sovereignty, he also sees a way out of this crisis. After Ireland surveys thirty works by modern writers that speak to worrisome trends in Irish life and yet also imagine a renewed, more plural and open nation.